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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE? IWSG Post

 


Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, and Langston Hughes, were all inspired by spirituals, jazz, and blues. 

These writers understood that music opens up pathways to creative thinking, that can help us weave together thoughts and ideas. 

We already know that music inspires creativity––especially creative writing

 

This is a bit odd but I find Christmas music to be very inspiring for my writing, 

especially old Christmas songs from the 50s and 60s.

 I think we tend to think of the holidays, especially Christmas, as a time of joy and happiness.

 But, the reality is the holidays can be a very lonely and sad time for many people.


John Steinbeck in 1909 
at the Salinas Fairgrounds.
with his sister Mary, 
sitting on the red pony, Jill,
 whom he made famous in his novel. 


A wild ride through the Swiss Alps long ago
inspired me to write a section in my latest novel.

What has inspired you to write lately?

Is love involved?


Tell me.
I'd like to know.





Friday, January 13, 2023

HOW THEN TO LIVE

 

In 1946, a sigma male was misunderstood to be a sociopath.

He lived by the code of Marcus Aurelius.

Why would he have done that?


Read his Mardi Gras adventure in: 

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

HOW OLD ARE YOU? IWSG Post

 Or rather -- how old is your blog?


How old is your blog? 

How has the world and you 

changed since your first post? 

The memories for me refuse to stay locked away but climb out to urge me to stay fresh and young-at-heart.



Can you remember your first post?

Are you close to being the same

person you were then?


How many friends have 

you lost

along the years?


In your blog's comments

they live again.

What a happy surprise, right?


If you're wondering --

Here is my first post:

http://rolandyeomans.blogspot.com/2010/02/mardi-musings.html

Give congratulations to Damyanti Biswas 

for her 15 years of blogging!

Tell her I sent you.

https://www.damyantiwrites.com/blogiversary/



Sunday, January 1, 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 


Hope

Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,

Whispering 'it will be happier'...”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson


I've been driving all over the state bringing blood to hurting people.

WHEW!


“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

 Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, 

learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. 

You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

 So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. 

Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. 

Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. 

Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

 Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

 Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

― Neil Gaiman


"You know how I always dread the whole year? Well this time I’m only going to dread one day at a time."
Charlie Brown




Sunday, December 25, 2022

MAY CHRISTMAS STAY IN OUR HEARTS ALL YEAR LONG!

 

I  worked all through yesterday and am working all day today, 

(Ill and injured folks need blood every hour)

but I wanted to wish all my cyber friends the very best life has to offer!